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tmarieMay. 19, 2013 - 08:51AM JST
Raise you kids and spoil them rotten and this is what happens. A huge problem here and only going to get worse when the parents die and these "kids" have no means to money. The fault lies with the parents. Who on earth raises their kids to sponge off their parents when adults? Bad parenting all around.
Posted in: Parents advised to give the boot to their sponging adult kids
tmarieMay. 19, 2013 - 08:40AM JST
Have the parents been questioned about WHY this five year old was left alone? The stupidity of many parents here never fails to amaze me. A five year old running around a mall alone. Unbelievable in my home country, a regular occurrence here.
Posted in: 5-year-old boy's hand gets caught in shopping mall escalator
tmarieMay. 16, 2013 - 03:41PM JST
Notice how HE doesn't say HE'S sorry for what HE said. Yes, Hashi, say other countries do the same so you can make yourself feel better. This isn't an apology at all and I hope the women tell him to go and screw himeself The guy just does not get it.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
tmarieMay. 16, 2013 - 01:53PM JST
Perhaps THIS will nake Hashi step down? Doubt. Watching him last night trying to defend himself on this was sickening. A spoiled asshat who really doesn't get how disgusting an individual he is.
Posted in: U.S. lawmakers urge Japan gov't to distance itself from Hashimoto
tmarieMay. 16, 2013 - 01:50PM JST
but at least he's admitted sexual slavery as a fact.
No, he backtracked on that yesterday when all the other old gits in power and in government positions called him out for his remarks. They don't want any Japanese government official commenting that it was "rape" - hence the distance. And he really put his foot in it - not only do the old men in power not support him, he's now upset Japanese women (there were also protests in Osaka) AND foreigners. Well, at least the right wingers support and and lord knows there are enough of them in this country....
He needs to be told to step down. NOW. If a guy who makes a comment about women being baby machines gets forced out, certainly Hashi needs to go as well. Will it happen? Doubt it.
Posted in: Okinawan women demand apology from Hashimoto
tmarieMay. 16, 2013 - 01:37PM JST
**Well then, I stand corrected... **
Indeed. Do I really need to add in the nattering from housewives in cafes, students on trains...
I have some lovely J friends and all that jazz. You're lokking to argue and that's it. If you think one can't understand culture without language, you're going against what research has stated otherwise. But feel free to believe you are correct and scholars are not.
Posted in: Why you shouldn’t learn Japanese
tmarieMay. 15, 2013 - 07:13PM JST
Who said I was judging JUST based on my in-laws? Mentioned TV shows as well.
I guess you think we don't know anything about former civilizations and their culture because we don't speak their language, right? I guess all those articles that people read in their native language about different cultures doesn't mean anything, right? I guess all those deaf/mute/blind folks don't know anything about their culture, right? Do you think all Japanese folks have a clear insight to their culture because they speak Japanese or because they learn about it?
tmarieMay. 15, 2013 - 07:09PM JST
We have the worlds best equipment and training.
Laughable. More so coming from a poster who is always demanding the US defend them.
As usual the PRC supporters are talking about something they know very little about.
How on earth and I PRC supporter? Oh right, because I don't believe that Japan is the bestest country with the bestest military training and weapons. Please. Not agreeing with some comments doesn't mean I am on any side. Seems you're the one that is talking about something you know very little about.
Posted in: Abe warns of possible military response to intruder subs
tmarieMay. 15, 2013 - 07:05PM JST
Comfort women captured by the US Army in Burma reported in their interrogations that they did have the right to refuse soldiers and exercised the right often.
Great. Do you think that extends to all 20,000 women who were comfort women? One refusal is one refusal too many.
** is the first Japanese that is being honest about the Comfort women and what they did and that they were forced by the military at the time.**
I guess you missed him trying to backtrack on this by stating that if there was "proof". Hashi realised that he was being given the cold shoulder so quickly changed his tune - just like he's done on nuclear power. A wolf in sheep's clothing who changes his jacket depending on the pack.
Japan was wrong but it happens and it even happened in Vietnam believe it or not.
I don't think anyone is questioning if it happens in other places or not. Rape is known to be used as a weapon of war. The outrage is because he CONDONES this while most other governments would not - or would be wise enough to keep their mouths shut if they were so barbaric.
Posted in: Gov't - but not Ishihara - backs away from Hashimoto's comfort women comments
tmarieMay. 15, 2013 - 12:53PM JST
Timtak, perhaps you should go and read yesterday's article about this as he did indeed condone rape and said that it was needed to allow soliders to relax. Sorry but if you think any woman signs up to be used by 40 guys a days, be beaten, be given STDs... I think you and I live on very different planets.
I am certainly not denying that some women do "sign up" to become prostitutes but even a prostitue has the "right" to say no and leave. These women were NOT allowed this. Hence it is rape. It pains me that I have to spell this out to someone who thinks they are so very clever. Rape. Look up the meaning.
tmarieMay. 15, 2013 - 12:16PM JST
**Japan would win any submarine skirmish. **
Japan on their own? Perhaps. Japan with the US? Indeed. Abe is talking tough because he is fully expecting the US to support him and the "self defence force". If it came down to it and the US stayed out of it, I'd be putting my money on China. Japan can't organize itseld out of a paperbag and the SDF is no different.
tmarieMay. 15, 2013 - 11:16AM JST
Hashi did INDEED condone rape. Do you understand what this simple phrase means?? "...certain system like comfort women was necessary". THIS condones rape. Confort women does not equal prostitutes. If it did, another word for this type of service would not be needed.
tmarieMay. 15, 2013 - 11:11AM JST
**5 days of no food and water....but then the Japanese military had asked them to surrender peacefully but the US forces with their slaves Filipinos decided to fight to the death and inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese army. When they ran out of ammo, they decided to surrender. In return, the Japanese army decided to have their revenge by having them march for 5 days without food and water.
This is war. And its a good thing they were not massacred.**
Okay, so let's replace a few things and see how you feel about it after reading.
The American military had asked them to surrender peacefully but the Japanese forces, who used sex slaves from China and Korea, decided to fight to the death and inflicted heavy casualties on the American army. When they still refused to surrender the Americans decided to have their revenge by dropping bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, enforcing Japan to surrender. Instead of taking revenge after the surrender, the Japanese propper up the government and invested in the country.
Now see, with the story, Japan doesn't get to play victim. You can't have it both ways.
Posted in: Filipino director takes new look at Bataan Death March
tmarieMay. 15, 2013 - 08:59AM JST
Didn't Blackwater operation in Afganistan get busted for hiring a Filipino prostitute and used govermenet funds to support them?
Having women provide services of their own free will is not the same as kidnapping and rape. Hashimoto is condoning rape. Get it? Rape. Not paid sexual service.
His comments towards Okinawa are disgusting. Do you think Hashi would be supportive if the US military started kidnapping and raping numerous women from Japan? I highly, highly doubt it.
tmarieMay. 14, 2013 - 11:13PM JST
Indeed, Smith. Are they distancing themselves from here because what he said was wrong or because they want to continue denying it all?
tmarieMay. 14, 2013 - 12:59PM JST
**Because she's a woman. **
And??? She's one of a handful who has undergone such operations so def not "all" women are benefitting from this.
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tmarieMay. 14, 2013 - 12:55PM JST
I'd also like to ad that the literacy rate here is dropping. My average uni student writes things in easy kanji or hiragana and often asks other students how to write something in Japanese. Add in the katakana version for things and I don't think the Japanese language is doing so well even with the young Japanese.
tmarieMay. 14, 2013 - 12:53PM JST
But going beyond that, if I met someone in my native Australia who had been living there for than five- ten years and could not speak at a general conversation level then what would I think of them...? What you you think?
I would think that since they've lived there that long and manage, it appears they don't really have a need.
If Japan really wanted to improve the language skills of foreigners they might want to oh, I don't know, stop having city/ward Japanese lessons at 11:00 on Wednesdays when no one can attend, start looking at their teacher trainer, look at the quality of textbooks... Let's be honest, much like Japanese learning English, those who manage to learn Japanese fluently do it inspite of the materials out there. Teachers, textbooks and materials here for Japanese are often 30 years behind those of other languages. The methods are outdated and the price they charge here for schools is crazy. Sorry but Japan really isn't offering any incentive to the average Joe who lives here.
tmarieMay. 14, 2013 - 09:07AM JST
The Fukushima fishery industry is done for.
Well let's be honest, it should've been done in 3/11 two years ago but...
Posted in: TEPCO seeks permission to dump groundwater from Fukushima plant into ocean
tmarieMay. 14, 2013 - 08:13AM JST
Asking for permission? Guess they have so much of it that they knew they couldn't get away with claiming things were "leaking". And ask the fisheries? They shouldn't be asked as they shouldn't even be fishing. How about asking the US, Canada and anyone else who borders on an ocean.
May. 19, 2013 - 05:35PM JST
Oh, wow, that' adds up to quite a whooping amount of money :D You wither buy…
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May. 19, 2013 - 05:32PM JST
What other country openly supported the rape of women? None.
Korean comfort women of Korean…
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May. 19, 2013 - 05:30PM JST
@Joshua Degreiff: as always sir, your comment is articulate and full of gusto. May I also…
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
May. 19, 2013 - 05:29PM JST
As a man if I see a perv sneaking a pinch I feel it is my…
As much as I criticize the J-police, I don't really see anything here to indicate they…
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